BETTER THAN YOU – The Patrice O’Neal Documentary

When Patrice O’Neal passed away on November 29, 2011, the comedy world lost one of the greats. His comedy was hard-hitting and brutally honest that appealed to different crowds.

In memory of Patrice, Von DeCarlo (wife) and family have started an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for the Patrice O’Neal documentary; ‘Better Than You – The Patrice O’Neal Documentary’.

I would love to see this documentary made (I have already donated) as Patrice was more than just a funny comic. He was an intelligent guy with an interesting outlook on life. He never feared stepping out and speaking out on controversial topics, and he was capable of approaching these topics from a logical point-of-view while being able to add a flavor of comedy.

To donate click on the following link: http://igg.me/p/better-than-you-the-patrice-o-neal-documentary/x/10675916

If you have never peeped Patrice’s comedy act, check YouTube for his stand-up. Some of his best stuff is from his appearances on Opie & Anthony radio show

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

The Jackie Robinson Movie

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As a life long fan of baseball I cannot wait to see the movie ‘42‘, the story of Jackie Robinson integrating Major League Baseball. If some how you have been living under a rock Jackie Robinson was the 1st African-American to play in the Major Leagues.

Over the past couple of years I have listen to several discussions talking about the impact of Jackie Robinson on both Major League Baseball and the Negro Leagues.  While most look at Jackie Robinson’s achievements as a positive impact on society there are others who view Robinson leaving the Negro Leagues as the beginning of the end for the all Black league.  Robinson’s success led to the plucking of talent by MLB….

Was this a good thing or a bad thing?

Without a doubt it was bad for the Negro League but the good out weighed the bad!

The integration of baseball dispelled the ridiculous notion that the Black athlete could not contest with the best White ball players.  While I can understand the opinions of those like Dr Boyce Watkins who correctly states that the downfall of the Negro Leagues destroyed Black business.  I cannot understand what seems to be a lack of respect for the impact of Jackie Robinson.  In a recent YouTube video Dr Watkins talks about not having the desire to see the movie ’42’.

While Dr Watkins talks about “ownership” in his video, in my opinion he ignores the ownership Jackie Robinson took in his own life by not allowing bigots and racists to tell him he could not be on the same baseball field as Whites.   Does Dr Watkins believe that if the Negro Leagues would have continued with Robinson that it would have had a greater impact than Robinson integrating MLB?  Only Dr Watkins can answer that question…

What I do know is that The Jackie Robinson story is a GREAT positive story in Black History and I will fully support it.  I prefer to avoid supporting trash like “Basketball Wives’ and ‘Love and Hip-Hop’.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

‘Hello Melo’ The Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks Song

With all the excitement of the Knicks trading for Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups it seems like everyone is jumping on YouTube and saying something to celebrate a new era in Knicks basketball.

One of the funnier clips I have watched on YouTube was sent to me via twitter from @SwiftandAbudant , I have to admit I admire the enthusiasm of Knicks fans and it seems that Blaze and Willie G (in the video) have put some time and energy into the production and lyrics.  It is a little weird with all the pictures of Melo on the wall behind them; it’s not something I would do but hey it’s not my video.

Oh yeah, can someone tell me if that is a Casio homey is playing… LMAO!!!!!

Introducing…

‘Hello Melo’ The Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks Song

“One thing I know for certain… Carmelo is gonna break some ankles”

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

F-A-Natic Fridays – Marija “The Knicks Chick” Kero

I wanted to take a quick minute and give a shout out to one of the great fans of sports….

With the resurgence of the NY Knicks this season, there is no other fan who is enjoying this NBA season more than Marija Kero aka “The Knicks Chick”.  Now I consider myself a sports junkie, but I don’t know if I’m at the level of Ms Kero.  Her passion for the Knicks might be unmatched as all she wants is for Knicks to be good again and reclaim the glory of the 90s and 70s; but don’t let her good looks or her love for the Knicks fool you!

She is not one of those fans that will endlessly defend her team; if she doesn’t like something she will let it be known.  I am pretty sure if you go back and watch Knicks games from last season; you can probably hear her yelling “Pringles (her name for D’Antoni) you suck!” or “I hate you JJ (Jared Jeffries)!”.  Trust me, I witnessed some of this last season 1st hand and according to her that was a toned down version of her antics during games (she didn’t want to scare me).

But that’s not what makes Knicks Chick stand out from most fans…..

While other Knicks’ fans sit around either gloating or cursing after games; Knicks Chick takes to YouTube to express her feelings.  Her rants (and I mean that in a good way) are informative, hilarious,  and unforgiving.

Here is 1 example of her sharp analysis…

LMAO!!!

Because of commentary (and BBM faces) like that Marija was featured on NBA Access with Ahmad Rashad; soon after that Knicks Chick became a regular contributor to Hoops Vibe.  On Hoops Vibe she spits her hard-hitting commentary about anything and everything dealing with the NBA; without a doubt she is the true definition of a fan.

If you got a second check her out either on HoopsVibe.com, Twitter – @KnicksChick or on her YouTube page; http://www.youtube.com/user/TheKnicksChick#p/u/7/Wzm2jNvUmiI

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!